Our students move on to an amazing variety of accomplishments. They establish professional studios, open galleries, start businesses and pursue their dreams while supporting themselves in countless fields.
You can look at the work of our faculty here and check out what is going on in the department on our Instagram page! Current Art Foundation students can always swing by the studios to talk with faculty and students, or sign up for our Projects course
Artists today rarely work within narrow disciplinary-specific boundaries. By adding “Extended Media” to our department’s title, we are acknowledging the vital role that performance, video, installation, digital and relational practices have within our department. We are constantly stretching (extending) our boundaries.
There are about 30 students accepted from Art Foundation each year. Our department holds about 100 total undergraduate students in Sculpture.
A: In order to become a student of VCUarts, and eventually the Sculpture Department, all students must apply to VCUarts Visual Arts and Design and complete the Art Foundation Program.
100-level studio classes are considered for transfer into the Art Foundation Program on a case-by-case basis. Your portfolio and transcripts will be evaluated to determine if you have any equivalent credit. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding transferring credits into Art Foundation. Upper level and major specific courses will be reviewed by our department only after you have completed the Art Foundation Program.
Our facilities available to undergraduates include a woodshop, a foundry, a metal fabrication shop, a computer lab, sewing machines, and a wide array of digital equipment for check out. A list of equipment provided in our facilities can be found here.
Yes! We provide a studio for each student. Each locked studio fits four students with their personal space typically used for working, material storage and informal meetings with faculty.